馬斯巴查致巴塞的信【上篇:巴塞】

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巴查出生於巴塞青訓並於2009/10球季首次在西甲上陣。09/10至11/12三年間,他仍然於二隊作賽,間中被調至一隊上陣累積經驗,期間只上陣4場西甲。2012/13球季他才正式升上一隊,但當時球隊中堅強勁,有馬斯查蘭奴、碧基等正處於當打之齡的中堅。巴查一直都只是第三或第四選擇,時任教練維蘭路華給予他的機會並不多。在一隊的首季,他上陣8場。2013/14球季阿根廷教練馬天奴執教時,是巴查在巴塞最成功的一個球季,總共上陣20場西甲。可惜好景不常,馬天奴離任後,2014/15球季安歷基接任巴塞教練。巴查也只是第三或第四選擇。14/15及15/16球季他都分別只上陣14場及13場西甲。

在巴塞時期,他的最大陰影必定是被巴爾爆過。2014年4月西班牙盃決賽第85分鐘,巴爾在中場左路邊線推波,繞過邊線爆過巴查,神奇地傳給三秒後的自己後最終射入致勝球,協助皇馬贏2比1奪冠。及後巴查比皇馬球迷取笑,自身巴塞球迷對他也失去好感。在過去幾年,每當提起巴爾的入球,人們必定能夠聯想起這神奇的入球,而配角巴查則無可倖免長期被恥笑。這次悲劇只是十分輕微,後果只是被球迷取笑。但及後他在多蒙特遇到的悲劇,不但令各隊球迷都震怒,並且對他自己的球員生涯也有重大影響。

日前巴塞在歐聯對多蒙特,這兩隊都是馬斯巴查曾經效力的球隊。賽前他向巴塞官方寫了一封信,表達自己的感受。文章頗長,筆者把它分為兩個部分。首部分關於巴塞、第二部分則關於多蒙特。以下為有關巴塞上篇的譯文,及巴塞官方網站的英文原文。最終兩隊以0比0打和。


「本週二多蒙特和巴塞之間的比賽對我來說將是非常特別。西法倫球場是一個極佳的球場,我度過了一段美好的時光,在經歷了一切之後,我非常喜歡的多蒙特會首次在歐聯對巴塞,一支我小時候加入並令我成長的球隊。

我將在塞維利亞的梳化上觀看及享受比賽。雖然現在我在貝迪斯這大球隊踢波,但坐在電視機前,我完全不可能忘記自己在巴塞和多蒙特的時光。

我現在還記得我小時在巴塞走的路,就像發生在昨天一樣。當我八歲時,我住在 Sant Jaume dels Domenys。從巴塞訓練場到我家,再從我家到巴塞訓練場,路途遙遠及十分困難。我每天和哥哥 Eric 一起出門,要花一個多小時才能到達。
直到有一天,我終於有機會搬到拉馬西亞。

要離開我家,我犧牲很大,但是穿著巴塞球衣參加比賽,不僅是在街上,而是在球場上,這讓我非常興奮。

我很幸運能與各個年齡層的教練一起經歷,我會永遠記得他們。他們為我提供了很多幫助,例如 Sergio Lobera, Fran Sánchez, Rodolfo Borrell, Alex García, Albert Capellas, Albert Benaiges, Pimi García Pimienta。我有幸為一隊效力,我說這是幸運,是因為這是一個夢想,但效力巴塞也為我帶來了責任。

我記得別人對我的期望,但是要爭取上場機會十分困難。我知道我必須盡力而為,因為有來自世界各地的孩子在參與試訓和我競爭。當我有任何錯誤,都有可能棄用。在大量的努力以及我父母和別人的支持下,我完成了每個階段,升上成年隊。

我記得有一刻,我永遠不會忘記。

在U18,Rodolfo Borrell 告訴我們,我們現在16歲,足球仍然是一種業餘愛好,但我們意識到,足球最終可能會成為我們的職業。這是我永遠會記住的一番談話,因為那時我意識到,如果我做得好,我實現職業夢想的夢想就可以實現。

我也不會忘記我小時候到巴塞,隨著時間流逝,我在世界上最好的青訓體系裏感受到壓力,加上學校培訓和考試,我意識到自己正在成熟,而且性格越來越強。

毫無疑問,對我來說最特別的時刻在卡達朗球場。 2009年2月,巴塞作客馬體會,我被列入18人大軍名單中。中場休息時,哥迪奧拿對我說:「巴查,準備好,下半場你會上場。」我簡直不敢相信,不禁回想達到此成就前的歷程。為我一生所支持的球隊在球場內首次亮相、和偶像一起上場的夢想終於能實現。很快我就開始熱身,並入替 Jeffren。我竟然踢右閘!我面對了科蘭、阿古路等球星,別人無法想像我有多激動。從那時起,我意識到自己已準備好邁出這一步。

在哥迪奧拿的帶領下,我經常和一隊一起,上場機會不多,卻學到了很多。我了解了職業球員的生活,看到佩奧爾、恩尼斯達、碧基、域陀華迪斯、布斯基斯、沙維、美斯,這些球隊傳奇也和我經歷過同一階段!

但在此之前,我最出色的兩年是在效力於巴塞b隊時間。我們贏得了西丙第二組冠軍,第二年我們獲得了有史以來最高的預備隊排名,在聯賽中排第三。及後維蘭路華給予我留在一線隊的機會,儘管由於他的疾病,令這一年很艱難,但他給了我很多建議。正是在他陣中,我得到很多出場機會,我也感到自己變得重要。很遺憾,那一屆因為兩場踢得不好我們未能贏得聯賽或杯賽。另一個我不能忘記的時刻是在柏林踢歐聯決賽,那是我第二次在巴塞跟隨安歷基,並且贏得所有獎項。我創造了歷史,跟隨球隊奪得了歐聯。該季我的良好表現,也令我入選國家隊被迪保斯基徵召,我又達成了另外一個目標。在下一年夏天,我因為贏得了三冠王而能夠參與在法國舉行的2016歐國盃。

在一隊留了四年後,中堅位置競爭非常激烈。碧基和馬斯查蘭奴都十分強勁,我未能得到足夠上陣機會,因此決定轉會多蒙特。我發現如果我想獲得上場機會,就必須轉會尋求新挑戰。當時多蒙特教練杜查打電話給我希望我轉會,我接受了。這是一個新挑戰,我希望嘗試新事物。」

”This Tuesday’s game between Borussia Dortmund and Barça will be very special for me. What a way to start the Champions League! And the Westfalenstadion is an amazing stadium where I had a specular time and where Dortmund, a team that I am very fond of after everything I experienced there, is playing for the first time in the Champions League against the team that I entered as a kid and came out a man: Barça.

I’ll be enjoying the game from my sofa in Seville, where I’m now enjoying my football at such a spectacular club as Betis. It’ll be impossible not to remember all the moments I had at Barça and Dortmund as I’m sat in front of the television.

I can remember the road I took to get where I am now like it was yesterday. I was 8 years old and living in Sant Jaume dels Domenys when I started out at Barça. At first it was tough going to travel from Barcelona to the village and from the village to my house. I had to make the journey every day with my brother, Eric, and it took more than an hour.

Until one day I got the chance to move into La Masia.

The sacrifice of leaving home was hard, but wearing the Barça shirt to compete and not just go out on the street, as I had always done, but to go out on the pitch, was something that got me very excited.

I was lucky enough to go through all the age levels with coaches that I’ll always remember and who helped me a lot, like Sergio Lobera, Fran Sánchez, Rodolfo Borrell, Alex García, Albert Capellas, Albert Benaiges and Pimi [García Pimienta, current Barça B boss]...and I had the fortune of getting to play for the first team. And I say fortune because it was a dream, but representing Barça also brought a responsibility.

I remember years of much expectation, but they were also tough because of the competition for places. I knew I had to deliver my very best because there were children coming from all over the world for trials. Any mistake and you could throw it all away. But with a lot of work and with support from my parents and people, I made it through each of the stages.

I remember one moment that I’ll never forget.

It was in the U18 team when Rodolfo Borrell told us that we were now 16 years old and that football was still a hobby, but we were aware that it could end up being our profession. It was a talk that I will always remember, because it was then that I realised that if I did things right, my dream of turning professional could come true.

Neither can I forget that I went to Barça as a kid and as time went by, with all the pressure involved in being in the best youth football system in the world, combining training with exams at school, you start to realise that you are maturing and getting stronger in character.

The most special moment for me was, without a doubt, the Vicente Calderón. It was February 2009 and Barça were away to Atlético Madrid. I was in the squad. And at half-time Pep turned to me and said: "Marc, get ready for the second half, you’re sure to get on". I couldn’t believe it. It’s a moment when you can’t help thinking about all that it had taken to get here and the dream of making your debut for the team you have supported all your life, with your heroes and in a stadium like this, is about to come true. Without noticing it I had already warmed up and they got me ready to go on for Jeffren. And you know what? I played at right back! Covering stars like Forlán, Kun Agüero...Awesome! You can’t imagine how exciting it was. That’s when I realised that I was ready to make the leap.

Under Pep I travelled a lot with the first team and although I didn’t play much, I learned a lot. Most of all, finding out how the pros live, and I was all ears listening to them talk and also staring at Puyi, Andrés, Geri, Víctor, Sergio, Xavi, Leo ...They were all club legends, my heroes and they had all gone through the same process as me!

But before that, two of my best years in football were my time at Barça B with Luis Enrique. They were two spectacular years. We won promotion to the Second Division and the year after we finished in the highest position ever for the reserve team, third in the league. Tito gave me a permanent place in the first team and although it was a difficult year because of his illness, he gave me loads of advice. It was with Tata that I got to play the most first team football and I got to feel important. It’s a pity that because of two matches we didn’t win the league or the cup.

Another moment that I’ll surely never forget was winning the Champions League in Berlin. It was my second period with Lucho at Barça and it was the year we won everything. And it was a moment when you realise that you have made history being part of a team that has lifted the European Cup. My good form at Barça took me to the national team, when Del Bosque called me up for the team and that was another of my goals achieved. Especially when I could go the next summer from winning the treble to the Euros in France.

After four year in the first team the competition for places got very strong. Geri and Masche were very strong and I wasn’t playing as regularly as I would have liked. And then a chance came up at Borussia Dortmund. I realised that if I wanted to keep enjoying football I’d need to find new challenges, and Thomas Tuchel, the manager at the time, rang me and convinced me to go. It was a new challenge and I wanted to try new things.”

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